‘Like a rock star, but with substance’
The anticipation building through the afternoon and evening in the crowd of an estimated 75,000 at Invesco Field boiled over when Democratic nominee Barack Obama walked through the pillars on the makeshift stage.
By that time, night had fallen over the stadium, somehow adding an intimacy to what had seemed a cavernous pavilion in the Rocky Mountain twilight. Read More
It’s been hard to avoid the sense the Democratic National Convention has largely been about the past.That has mostly come from the grip that the Clinton family has held on the proceedings until Wednesday night when Barack Obama walked out on the stage and broke their spell.But the backward-looking feeling has also come from the fact that so much of the discussion here has been about lingering grievances. Read More
Voters wanted specifics, Democrats wanted harder attacks on John McCain, and campaign aides wanted to reveal a fuller picture of their candidate.
Democratic nominee Barack Obama delivered all three with a newly combative tone in an acceptance speech delivered before a huge throng under a clear Colorado sky.
“Tonight, I say to the American people, to Democrats and Republicans and independents across this great land — enough,” Obama declared. Read More
Sen. Joe Biden Wednesday night solidified his role as the Democratic ticket’s attack dog against John McCain while also identifying himself with the core group of blue-collar voters Obama has had trouble reaching.
His speech ended with an even more dramatic moment -- the first appearance of Barack Obama at the Democratic Convention, which stirred the crowd into a wild ovation while the two embraced. Read More
Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday provided a powerful one-two punch on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, twice sending convention delegates into a frenzy while giving the Illinois senator a spirited show of unity. Read More
Barack Obama, claiming a prize never held by a black American, swept to the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday as thousands of national convention delegates stood and cheered his improbable triumph.
Former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton asked the convention delegates to make it unanimous "in the spirit of unity, with the goal of victory." And they did, with a roar. Read More
Democrats will get a look at what might have been when former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner takes the stage tonight.
Warner, leading in his U.S. Senate race against his Republican challenger by a couple of dozen polling points, was once considered a contender for the Democratic nomination.
But with Hillary Clinton thought by most to be a shoo-in in the fall of 2006, Warner removed his name from consideration. A year later, he announced his Senate candidacy. Read More
As day two of the convention unfolded, Democrats had yet to extinguish the simmering tensions between the camps of nominee Barack Obama and his former rival Hillary Clinton, whose speech tonight is supposed to bridge a divide before it overshadows the convention.
Clinton is the most anticipated speaker on a night that will also feature one of the party's fastest rising stars, former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner. Read More
WHO: California Assembly Democrats
WHAT: As they approach the end of the legislative session with no budget in sight, California’s Assembly Democrats have announced that they will be taking a three-day vacation this week. Read More